Championship winning MV Agusta 500cc four makes sweet music

Play loud and listen to that MV sing!

Journalist an occasional Classic Racer contributor Andy Kershaw is reunited with Phil Read's 500cc MV Agusta four, which he was privileged to see as a spectactor at Scarborough's September International in 1975.

This is Phil Read's genuine bike and not a replica, as proven by the crankcase, cylinder head and frame numbers. It is priceless. In its race guise, it'd redline at 14,000 rpm with occasional short spells just under 15,000 rpm. Play this loud and marvel at the mechanical musicality of the award winning MV…

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